A new poll conducted by Hart Research and Associates finds that 94% of Americans want to keep environmental protections in place while building infrastructure projects. This includes 92% of voters who voted for Trump last year. Those surveyed wanted the projects to take into consideration its impact on the environment, public health, and the community.
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Strong environmental protections produce better infrastructure that not only safeguards the environment, but also protects communities and saves taxpayer dollars — and Americans agree. Voters want infrastructure projects to maintain strong environmental and public health, save taxpayers money and support their communities.
What’s more, Americans reject Trump’s false premise that current environmental protections delay infrastructure projects. Americans are right. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are bedrock laws that protect wildlife and the environment. And numerous studies show that most of the delays that occur at the state and local level are due to funding challenges or changes to the project proposal, not compliance with environmental laws.